CLEVELAND – News 5 is always investigating, and we follow the stories that matter to you because they matter to us too. Thursday is the first night dozens of homeless mothers and children in Cleveland won’t have to sleep on mats on a gym floor. Haven Home opens this evening. It is located on the […]

ELYRIA, Ohio– A couple homes in Elyria were evacuated Wednesday afternoon because of a gas leak. The gas line was damaged at East Avenue and 4th Street, according to a Columbia Gas spokesman. Once the gas is shut off, crews will begin repairs. Originally, the gas company said a few buildings nearby, including St. Mary […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Every night for the past 13 months, dozens of women and children have been sleeping on mats on the floor inside the City Misson’s gymnasium. It’s all because the city has run out of resources to house those facing homelessness, especially mothers and their children. “One night we had 69 women and […]

WASHINGTON D.C. (WOIO) – The country’s opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. During his campaign, Donald Trump had pledged to make fighting addiction a top priority at rallies in some of the hardest-hit states in the nation. President Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency, but it won’t bring new dollars to the […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona loves ice cream– so much so that, unable to sleep before Game 5 of the World Series, he ordered himself $44 worth of treats and chowed down. Luckily, he won’t have to shell out any more cash to satisfy potential Game 6 cravings, as Pierre’s Ice […]

Being the legend that he is, Prince has been trying to push through concert appearances and over thirty years of hits despite being riddled with the flu. The 57-year-old rocker didn’t plan to take any days off anytime soon as he’s in the midst of his “Piano & A Microphone” tour which began in Melbourn, Australia […]

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – Severance Circle in Cleveland Heights has a new tenant. MetroHealth Medical Center opens a new emergency department in Cleveland Heights. The new expansion will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “We are very pleased to join the community of Cleveland Heights and serve the residents of […]

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan activated the National Guard late Monday in an effort to quell surging violence that erupted earlier in the day and rippled across the city after the funeral of Freddie Gray, the latest national symbol of police violence in Black communities. The New York Times reports that violence broke out in the […]

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — A ground breaking ceremony took place for the Cuyahoga County Emergency Operations Center Thursday. The center, located at 9543 Broadview Road, will serve as the facility for use by all of Cuyahoga County.The building will house the management, operations and its communication system. There will also be a large training center […]

  Cities issue snow parking bans through the weekend. Richmond Heights has issued a parking ban for Sunday through Monday, Feb. 2. Cleveland – has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the city of Cleveland effective at 10 p.m. on Sunday February 1, 2015. As a result, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will […]

  SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – On May 16, Summit County Executive Russ Pry declared a state of emergency in response to the May 12 storm that caused widespread flooding and damage in a number of Summit County communities. The declaration allowed the Summit County Emergency Management Agency to assemble damage assessment reports to see if […]

The four major cell phone service providers–Sprint, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T — enabled customers to text their emergencies to the local governments in 16…